China probe just landed on the moon

Impressive achievement.

China landed an unmanned spacecraft on the moon on Saturday, state media reported, in the first such “soft-landing” since 1976, joining the United States and the former Soviet Union in managing to accomplish such a feat.

The Chang’e 3, a probe named after a lunar goddess in traditional Chinese mythology, is carrying the solar-powered Yutu, or Jade Rabbit buggy, which will dig and conduct geological surveys.

Wonder if this will trigger more funding for NASA, more contracts for SpaceX, and the beginning of a new space race.

  • MrPhotoEd

    To the scientists and engineers on the project, congratulations and a job well done.

  • Cool. I’m off to scour the comment sections for morons trying to explain how the Chinese are now in on the grand conspiracy to fake exploration of other planets.

  • Lukas

    Nice. I hope this lights some fires under the Americans’ and Europeans’ asses.

    • monkeyrun

      fyi: the Americans are on Mars…